Our Puppy Play Group provides supervised socialization in a safe setting, which is crucial for your puppy to become a confident and social adult dog.
Properly introducing your puppy to a variety of dogs promotes future positive behavior and creates an engaged, happy, social puppy.
What is proper socialization?
One of the most valuable lessons you can teach your puppy is that the world is a safe place with kind humans and friendly dogs. Properly socializing your puppy means helping them become acclimated to all types of sights, sounds, and smells in a positive manner. To a puppy, the whole world is new, strange, and unusual, so think of everything he encounters as an opportunity to make a new, positive association.
The greatest window of learning in a dog’s life starts around 3 weeks of age and closes between 16 and 20 weeks. This period allows puppies to be exposed to a wide variety of sights, sounds, smells, and sensations without becoming fearful. Puppies who miss out on these experiences may never learn to be comfortable around unfamiliar things, paving the way for anxiety, fear, and aggression later on in life.
It’s important to note that not all socialization is proper socialization. Bad experiences at an early age can make negative impressions for years to come. Attending our supervised puppy play group is a safe way to ensure that your puppy has positive interactions with other puppies during this critical period of development.